Please Join Us For A Special Screening Of The Compelling Documentary: Mountains of Hope

Contact: Allison Rubin, 617-638-8491 | afrubin@bu.edu

Monday, December 10, 2007
7:00 PM
Coolidge Corner Theatre
@ 290 Harvard Street in Brookline
Tickets ($10) are available for purchase at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office or website: www.coolidge.org/node/1407

Lesotho, a mountainous kingdom in Sub-Saharan Africa, hit hard by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, faces an epidemic of another kind — the massive departure of its health care professionals to the Republic of South Africa, which borders Lesotho on all sides. MOUNTAINS OF HOPE tells the harrowing story of the courageous doctors and nurses who stayed, what they go through on a day-to-day basis, and what is being done to lure more of them back to a place in a dire state of need.

A fourth-year medical student at Boston University, Kara-Lee Pool, inspired by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation supported work of the Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance, produced this film to educate her fellow students about the health care challenges faced in resource-constrained settings, to raise general awareness about the situation in Lesotho, and to present a message that will help draw Basotho physicians and nurses back to Lesotho. Director Patrick Christell presents a compelling portrait of Lesotho’s human resource crisis and the people involved in turning it around. A question and answer period will follow the screening with a panel of the documentary’s creators.

This documentary will benefit the activities supported by Global Primary Care, a non-profit organization supporting the work of the Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance to tackle the human resource crisis in Lesotho. To learn more about the work of Global Primary Care and how you can help, please visit www.globalprimarycare.org.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Kara-Lee Pool at klpool@bu.edu or Lauren Babich at lbabich@bu.edu or 617-414-6264.